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President Mukherjee greets Obama on the eve of the US’ I-Day


New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee today extended greetings to the US President Barack Obama on the eve of his country’s Independence Day and said the recent high-level contacts between the two countries have brought them closer to realizing the true potential of a multi-faceted partnership.

In his message to Obama, Mukherjee said it was a matter of satisfaction that the “close relations between India and the US are based on shared values of democracy, pluralism and rule of law and strengthened by our increasing convergence on bilateral, regional and global issues.

“Over the years, we have built on our numerous synergies to achieve the common goals identified by us for the good of our two peoples and peace, progress and prosperity in the world.”

He said the recent high-level interactions have helped enhance mutual understanding and brought the two countries “closer to realizing the true potential of our multi-faceted partnership.

“I am confident that the positive outcomes of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the US will contribute to the further strengthening of our strategic partnership,” he said while extending greetings on behalf of India.


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